Posted by: bluesyemre | May 16, 2017

Counting the hidden costs of #Publishing


The rise of digital STM publishing, and the ongoing discussion about open access and subscription-based models, has led some to conclude that these changes inexorably lead to lower overall publication costs. Reality is more complex.

There are many misconceptions about OA, including the mistaken notion that OA journals are not peer reviewed (false) and that authors typically pay APCs out of pocket (also false). However, a more serious problem occurs when we fail to account for all the costs of scholarly publishing—not just the obvious ones.

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